Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Keyshia Cole Inspired Look :)

So.. I was requested to do a tutorial on Keyshia Cole's eye makeup in her video "Trust". Here is the link to her video. I really love this song! So I do have a video I will be posting on this post later. I made a video showing the look, and if the person who requested it wants a tutorial, then I will do so :). I will also list the products I used on here, and on the Description on the video of course!

Here is the picture that I was inspired by :

It's pretty hard to see from the picture, but the look is with a pale yellow, and dark green in the outer V

Here's how I recreated it:

i hope you like it!
xoxo ashley

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Comparison! E.L.F. Eye Primer (from their studio line) VS. UDPP

Hey macaddicts!,

So...I decided to do a comparison on E.L.F Eye Primer and UDPP. So... on to the comparison!

The E.L.F. one, is $3, and can be purchased for eyeslipsface.com.

The UDPP ( urban decay primer potion) can be purchased from various retailers such as; Ulta, Ulta.com, Sephora, Sephora.com, etc. It's about $16-$17 depending on where it's purchased.

I decided to compare these products because OBVIOUSLY paying $3 for a product beats $17 anyday! I purchased both of these a while back, but honestly, I've used the E.L.F. one maybe twice for reasons that you will see later on in this post. On Tuesday, I decided on one eye to use urban decay primer potion, and on the other to use the E.L.F. primer potion.
Now, I'll show you which eye has what.
As you may, or may not be able to tell, the E.L.F. primer is slightly more visible on the eye.

Now, I will show you my individual eyes with eyeshadow applied.
The Eye with the UDPP is clearly more vibrant!
The E.L.F. primer is alright, but wait until
you see what it looks like 6 hours later!

After I got home from a 6 hour shift at work, I decided to take a picture of how
the shadows held up! Here's the results:

So honestly, I didn't think that the results would be THIS dramatic!
The eye with the UDPP looks like I've just applied it! Whereas the eye with E.L.F. studio primer looks as if I never even applied shadow at all! I'm amazed! So obviously, passing up this primer and splurging on the UDPP wouldn't be such a bad idea!

Here are some pics I took of swatches and comparisons on my hand, using the same primers, and the E.L.F. quad in Drama, which I love!

This can also be purchased from eyeslipsface.com for$1!
These shadows are SUPER pigmented!! Great quad for a smokey eye!

Now, for the primers! The swatches and such will be shown on my hand. First I will show them not blended, then blended, and then with the shadows on them!

The UDPP is more of a liquid-y texture, and blends in easier. The E.L.F. studio primer is quite thick and is harder to blend in.

As you can see, the UDPP is slightly visible, but can easily be "hidden" by shadows applied over it. The E.L.F. primer on the other hand is still very visible
and since it is thick,would be harder to "hide".

With the shadows applied, the "winner" of this comparison is clearly the UDPP.
The E.L.F. studio primer looks as if it is a swatch without primer at all. I applied to even coats on each primer. The UDPP looks great! As I look at my hand with the swatches still on it, I can still clearly see the UDPP, however, the swatch using the E.L.F. studio primer is no longer visible!

In conclusion, the UDPP is a better buy. Although it it $13-$14 dollars more, the quality of the UDPP is well worth it. There's not much more to say because I feel that the pictures speak more then words can! Well, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for my MAC collective haul, Sigma Brush Haul, and my birthday haul! My birthday is this coming Monday, July 27th 2009!

xoxo ashley

Friday, June 5, 2009

ericaleung13's contest!

So a youtube guru that goes by the name of Erica is having a contest. She is doing this for her current and new subscribers. When filming this video, she had reached 100 subs and she currently has 194!! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment for her video and there will be a random drawing and you could possibly win! She's having amazing prizes also!

Here are the prizes :

- 1/4 tsp MAC pigment samples of: Teal, Chocolate Brown, Cornflower, Violet
- Softlips Strawberry Sherbert lip balm
- #2 Japanese brand false eyelashes
- handmade bracelet by me!
- other small goodies :)

- 1/4 tsp MAC pigment samples of: Teal, Chocolate Brown, Cornflower
- handmade bracelet by me!
- other small goodies :)
 and the rules:
1. You must be a subscriber
2. Open to anyone around the world!
3. Please follow the regulations/legislation of your country/province/state (e.g. get parental consent to enter the contest if you are under 18 years of age)
4. To enter, comment on this video "Contest Entry"
5. Contest closes 11:59PM PST on Friday, June 19
6. Winner will be chosen by a random generator
Additional contest entries:
To receive an additional 2 entries (optional) you can:
1. Be a follower on my blog (YouTube message me with your blogger user name)
2. Make a post about my contest on your blog including my YouTube channel and blog URLs (YouTube message me with your blog address)

Make sure to visit her blog! http://missericasblog.blogspot.com/
And check out her youtube! she has extremely helpful tutorials, and she's very nice!

Thank you so much Erica for holding this contest, 
and also for allowing additional entries :)

thanks for reading!

xoxo ashley

Saturday, May 16, 2009

HAUL!(overdue) lol

soo i have a haul for you all! its longgg overdue but oh well, it's  alot ( i think) so yeah, lets get started! p.s. ill do a review later on like next week :)

first i went to MAC :) i only got one thing. 

Prep+Prime Lash  $13.50

Next is my stuff from Ulta :)

Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk around $5.00

NYX Trio #13 around $ 3 or $4
L to R : Cherry, Cool Blue, Hotpink

NYX single Eyeshadow in Highlight around $2 or $3

Now for TARGET :) my fav store!

NYC Eyeliner in Blue $.94

Rimmel Stay Matte $3.99

Studio Tools Duo Fiber Brush $6.99

Cover Girl Volume Exact Mascara (double pack) 
Originally $9.99 clearance at $6.98

J.R. Watkins Apothercary in Red Clover 
Originally $4.19 on clearance at $2.93

Garnier Fructis Smoothing Milk $3.34

and then i went to kmart and the dollar store


Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.) Clear Mascara and Brown Duo$1.00

Dollar Store 

 Bubble Yum Lip Balm $1.00
(My Fav gum!)

Sooooo....that's it! Hope you enjoyed and my Review for these Items will be up shortly! Also when I enter EnKoreinne(EnKore) 500 Grand Prix I will be sure to show you!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Okay, so today my lovely boyfriend took me to MAC today! I got two things from the Hello Kitty collection and one thing from the regular line. My Ulta haul is from Monday because my parents got me a giftcard to Ulta :). I got niva creme, cutex nail polish remover, covergirl eyeshadow, envi nail enamel dryer, and a loreal hip jelly balm, So, lets get started! 

So first I'll start with Mac. Under every picture will state my review and the price. 
Under each store haul will be the total price and pictures all together!

1. Mac Hello Kitty Lip Conditioner in Pink Fish!


I really like this! At first, I was a little nervous about the color, but I decided to look 
over that. I'm so happy I did! The color is very sheer! I really like sheer colors because I dont wanna look crazy!! Now lets get to the pros and cons. 

Smells like cake!
Sheer color

Sunscreen taste, but not too bad!

Overall, A+

2. MAC Hello Kitty Lustre Lipstick in Cute-ster


I also really love this product! It smells of vanilla and has a cute little Hello Kitty engraved in it!
The color is pretty much the color of my lips so its fairly sheer but has a baby pink color to it. I 
really like it because it has little gold glitters in it! Now to the pros and cons.

Cute little Hello Kitty Engraving
LOVE the packaging 
Smells great!
gold glitter!

glitter is a LITTLE annoying but its not a huge deal.

Overall, A+

3.MAC Brush Cleanser


So at first I wasn't going to get this because I already have Baby Soap that I use to clean  my brushes with, but with all of the YouTube videos I've been watching about it, I just had to get it! 
I just used it and I didnt realize just how much makeup was on there within 3 days of deep cleaning it! I'm definately going to make sure I spot clean everyday with this! Now to the pros and cons. 

It's pink!
Works extremely well
A little went a long way 
Cleaned my brushes very well!


Overall, A+


Grand Total : $41.48(icluding tax)

Now on to my Ulta Haul!

1. Envi Nail Enamel Dryer 


So at first i was excited about this product because I thought that it would, like it claims to, dry my nails. Sadly, this wasn't the case. I painted my nails yesterday and just to not get too excited about this prodcut,  I waited 20 minutes between each coat! When I sprayed my nails after 60 seconds with an even coat as it says to, and I waited about five minutes AFTER THAT and it still wasn't dry! I may give it another try though . Now to the pros and cons


Bad Smell
Does not dry effectively 
Freezes skin around fingers 

Overall, E

2.Cutex Instant Nail Polish Remover ( Non-Acetone)


I really like this product! All I had to do, as the directions state, was dip my finger in, twist, and VOILA! I love this! Now to the pros and cons

Worked fast!
Does as directions state
Saves cotton balls!

Bad smell but easy to get over 

Overall, A+

3.Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme


This product was very moisturizing. I just got the trial size because I wasn't sure if I would like it, and two, it love the size and it fits in well with my compacts! Now to the pros and cons.

Moisturizes well
Smells nice
Love the packaging 
Lots of product

Overall, A+

4.Covergirl Single Shadow in Indigo Impact


In the picture, the color appears to be a much brighter blue, but its not. Its a dark indigo blue. I've only swatched this product, but even then I really liked it. The shadow was very soft and pigmented. Quite a surprise! Now to the pros and cons.

Very soft
very pigmented
pretty color :)

None so far

Overall, A+

5. L'oreal H.I.P. Jelly Balm in Ripe 


As in the picture, this picture resembles the color "Popstar" tinted lip conditioner from the MAC Hello Kitty Line. I got this in hopes that it would show up the same on my lips, and surprisingly it did! I really like this product. It smells like cake and its very moisturizing. I'm glad I bought this! Now on to the pros and cons

Nice packaging
nice smell 
sheer color 

None so far

Overall, A+


Grand Total : $20.37(icluding tax)

The prices that were underneath the Ulta Haul pictures were an estimate which is probably only a little bit off. I lost the receipt! 

Okay well thats it for my haul! Hope you enjoyed!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This Blog is going to be where I post tutorials, hauls, pictures, etc. I can't wait to start! I am going to MAC tomorrow( my boyfriend is taking me), so I will post what I got. Also, I went to Ulta on Monday, April 13th, so I will post pics of that haul also. There will also be a review on the things I bought from Ulta, and later from MAC. 

xoxo, Ashley :)

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